Nov. 1/16: I still have geraniums blooming on my deck. Even though it has been below freezing on quite a number of occasions, my pots stay warm since they’re near our building which faces south.
The leaves have turned beautiful fall colors – I’ve never seen it before (always threw them out before it happened). [Coming back later: Bloomed profusely until Nov. 18 – then they finally froze! Never had flowers so late!]
On another note from Halloween, dear brother Brian went as Gumby from the Monty Python days. Mom isn’t the only creative one in the family!
Nov. 2nd: Barry Larson’s 63rd BD (youngest of Lloyd & Eunie’s kids). I put a photo of him & his gorgeous daughter awhile ago – here he is a little younger.
What a cutie (still is!).
Also today, I received a lovely photo of a Ruffed Grouse from our friend Don in Broadview.
And from cousins Karen & Harold, the following:
Tundra Swans on migration, sitting in a little park on their land.
Gorgeous sunrise on their property.
Recent photos from Blaine shows our doors have arrived!
The front purple door (obviously not yet painted purple!)
The door from the garage to the back yard.
The patio doors!
Nov. 8 – Election day in the USA & our cousin Joy-Ann’s 74th birthday!
How lovely for her that she looks the same now as when she was in her 20’s!
Nov. 11: Remembrance Day. Thoughts of dear Uncle Bud – our family war hero who flew the Lancaster Bomber on 23 missions!!!
Nov. 13: My dear Janie’s 65th birthday!
She’s so cute – I just love her to death!
Just before heading to SK we got rid of our big Ford Explorer & bought a much smaller Lincoln MKX. (Don’t tell Wilf!)
On Nov. 15-16 we went to Maple Creek to check out the house. Here’s what we found:
The front entrance now has a sidewalk leading to the door!
Most of the drywall has been put up (not the taping & mudding however). As you come in the entrance, there is a closet on the left & a bench (with mirror above) will be on the right.
The powder room iOS done the hall on the left – & this will be the back kitchen wall.
Here’s Bill in the shower with Blaine (??!!)
Bill on the deck which leads from the living room.
Our big double garage – the guys are packing out the scaffolding .
Solar panels going on the roof!
From the back alley, here’s the view! As you can see, our driveway is also poured! It is stamped cement, just like the front walk.
From across the street you can see some of the size of the large fir on the left (about 40 feet) & the smaller ones right front. Huge old elms line the street. There’s our new car sitting out front!
On Nov. 19th we went to “the Queen’s High Tea” at the Palliser Hotel to celebrate Jane’s 65th BD. Sadly, Jane had no hat! These are all the favorites from the royal family, made especially for Will & Kate’s recent visit. So now anyone can enjoy these treats!
In late November, Arnie went fishing on the great Fraser River in BC! As Robyn said, “fish stories for sure!” Look at those amazing sturgeon!
I will stop the news now – but the last bit of big news which we received yesterday (Nov. 24) is that we can move in Jan. 23rd!